Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

This creamy rich protein-packed, naturally sweetened hot chocolate breakfast smoothie can be enjoyed anytime of the day – not just breakfast. As the long wintery evenings begin to knock on our doors this is simply sheer indulgence: a mug of natural medicine to hug and enjoy! Developed for Natural Life Magazine Available in your local health food shop September.

Serves:

4
Course Breakfast
Diet Dairy Free, Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Low GI, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 ml milk of choice I used nut milk but whole dairy is also good
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 large banana
  • 25 g GF jumbo oats soaked
  • 2 tbsp cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp linseed or flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Manuka honey
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted and soaked
  • Pinch Himalayan salt

Method

  • Place avocado, banana, oats, cacao, linseed, vanilla extract, cinnamon, Manuka honey, Medjool dates, salt and 100ml milk in a high speed blender. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth. Whilst blending, heat the remaining milk till hot, but not boiling
  • Add extra milk to blender and blitz again till you get a creamy consistency. Pour into your favourite mug, then hug and enjoy!

Maggie's Tips

  • If the smoothie mixture is too thick, add a little warm water.
  • Need more sweetness? Add extra Manuka honey or Medjool dates or vanilla extract or cinnamon or use coconut milk as this tends to be sweeter than all other milks.
  • Soaking oats aids digestion. Soak overnight is best, but for a quick fix pour a little boiling water over them and leave to cool before using.
  • Left over smoothie…? Enjoy as a chilled smoothie or freeze in popsicles (for little ones) or in a freezer container and scoop it out like ice-cream.
  • For a creamier version add 100g coconut yoghurt, full fat yoghurt or fresh cream.

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